JOB AD for UEA-Based Senior RA post in Social Research in Dementia (PRIDE) Project


Senior Research Associate in Social Research (PRIDE) • REF: RA1086
Full time, fixed-term until 28th February 2019.

£30,728 to £36,661 per annum 

This post, available from August 2014, is offered on a fixed-term basis until 28th February 2019.
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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2013-14

We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2013-14. The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and it is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200 awarded this year. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology.
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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2013-14

We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2013-14. The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and it is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200 awarded this year. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the
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Cancer Prevention in Harder to Reach Groups: Call for applications

The new CRUK/Bupa Foundation Cancer Prevention Initiative aims to tackle cancer by funding cutting edge research into behavioural and lifestyle changes that can prevent people getting cancer. As part of the Initiative, the Bupa Foundation Fund aims to catalyse new multidisciplinary collaborations and develop innovative, radical and pioneering research in cancer prevention via a series of sandpit workshops. 
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Vacancy Announcement


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School of Global Studies
Department of Anthropology, ERC-Project: Bionetworking in Asia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Fixed term for 2 years, full time)
Salary range: starting at £30,728 and rising to £36,661 per annum
It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale.
Expected start date:  1 June 2014 or as soon as possible

Previous applicants need not re-apply but will still be considered.
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ESRC/Scottish Government Co-Funded PhD Studentship: Trust of Government Data

University of Edinburgh - Centre for Population Health Sciences

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship with the Scottish Graduate School-Doctoral Training Centre within the Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS: at The University of Edinburgh. This social science PhD will explore the range of factors influencing levels of dis/trust in government data and statistics and the implications of this for public relationships with government and the public sector. It will do this through the use of established and innovative mixed methods.
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Post-doc position Kiel "Ethical, social and regulatory aspects of citizen science in biomedicine and healthcare"

Postdoc (TV -L 13 100%) 
Duration and Starting Date: three years, starting immediately (or as soon as possible), Salary depending on qualifications. 

A post-doctoral position is available to work on the project "Ethical, social and regulatory aspects of citizen science in biomedicine and healthcare", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research. 
The post is situated within the Institute of Experimental Medicine at the University of Kiel and overseen by its Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Alena Buyx, and by Professor Barbara Prainsack at the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College, London (UK). 
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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2013-14

We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2013-14. The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and it is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200 awarded this year. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology. 
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PhD Studentship at UCL: Improving the governance of medication safety

UCL Department of Applied Health Research
Duration of Studentship: 3 years
Stipend: £22,278 per annum
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Vacancy - Snr Lecturer in Psychological Trauma, University of Chester, UK

An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Senior Lecturer to take on the role of Programme Leader of the new MSc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma. You should have relevant academic qualifications and considerable clinical experience and will be expected to take on a variety of activities including teaching, administration, consultancy, student research supervision and research in the area of psychological trauma.
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PhD Studentship - Accessing the Urban Environment for People with Dementia

PhD Studentship - Accessing the Urban Environment for People with Dementia, Newcastle City as a case study

This 3-year doctoral studentship is linked to a wider multi-disciplinary project that aims to advance the concept of the ‘age-friendly city’. The research will focus on Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding regions. The studentship will draw on participatory mixed methods to explore the impact that living with dementia has on accessing outside space, particularly how people with dementia experience the use of urban built environments. This studentship will use the concept of place as an analytic and constructive concept towards the development of age-friendly city living. A place-based approach analyses the interactions between architectural space, people’s interactions within that space, and the meanings and values that are associated with particular spaces. It is these interactions through the physical built environment that create places that hold meanings and values and shape social relations between people. 
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PhD Scholarships at the University of Newcastle, Australia


The Sociology & Anthropology discipline at the University of Newcastle, Australia, is seeking applicants for three Research Higher Degree Scholarships. These are open to domestic and international students.
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Funded PhD LGBT End of Life Health and Social Care University of Lincoln, UK

‘Over the Hill’: Urban and Rural Health and Social Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Older People including End of Life Services 

The barriers to health and social care services in rural areas are problems of resources and also of barriers to the availability of speciality services (Smith & Mancoske, 1997).
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Fully funded PhD studentship

A holistic view point of residential environments for the wellbeing of older people in rural communities The School of Architecture and The Lincoln Institute of Health in University of Lincoln is inviting applications for fully funded studentships from outstanding, highly-motivated students to join a thriving research environment based in one of the world's great small cities. Please see
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Research Fellow post

The Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation (AUECR) is currently advertising a Research Fellow position. The successful candidate will work with colleagues to develop, manage and implement the qualitative component(s) of specific research projects relevant to stroke and elderly care. 
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Two vacancies for the Editorial Board of the journal Sociology of Health and Illness

Are you interested in joining the Editorial Board of the journal Sociology of Health and Illness? Two vacancies on the Editorial Board of the journal Sociology of Health & Illness will be determined by election at the Annual General Meeting of the BSA Medical Sociology Group at the Conference at Aston University, on Thursday 11 September 2014. For more details and the entry form, please
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Deadline approaching for College Level Bursaries - MSc/MA at the Institute of Gerontology – King’s College London

The Institute of Gerontology / Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine is currently accepting applications for our postgraduate taught programmes (MA/MSc) in ageing and we are thrilled to announce the availability of a number of scholarship schemes.
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The University of Salford (Greater Manchester, UK) is seeking able and suitably qualified applicants for a fully-funded Pathway to Excellence PhD Studentship in Digital Health. This can cover any area of new media and digital technologies related to health, such as, for example (but not restricted to) health information, health links, uses or implications of social media, mobile technologies or video games. 
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Fully funded, full-time PhD research studentships available in the School of Health & Life Sciences. Tuition fees paid at the UK / EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,800. 
Closing date for applications: 14 April 2014 
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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2013- 14

We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2013-14. The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and it is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200 awarded this year. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology. 
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European Sociological Assn PhD Summer School 2014

University of York, UK July 27th-29th


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PhD Studentships at the OU

The Open University's Faculty of Health and Social Care is inviting applications for PhD Studentships. 

Our research themes cover a wide range of topics and methodological approaches within a vibrant inter-disciplinary environment. 
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Vacancy in Amsterdam: Special chair ‘Quality of life, in particular of deaf people’

The University of Amsterdam, department of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology has a vacancy for a special chair in quality of life and deaf studies. The vacancy has been advertised before, but now conditions have changed. It is possible to fulfil this part-time position in one or two blocks per year. Please take a look at: 
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Two scholarships for MSc Global Ageing & Policy (DL), University of Southampton

The Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton, is offering TWO scholarships for the MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) programme in 2014-15, covering the tuition fees for the full-time or part-time programme. 
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Posts advertised in the Department of Social Sciences University of Roehampton

Reader / Professor in Sociology (1.0 FTE) - HR Ref No: HR24/14 
Reader salary (Grade RU10) from £49,800 to £57,165 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance of £3,400 per annum. 
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Research Associate and PhD Scholarship opportunities, University of Kent

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at the University of Kent is seeking to recruit to these two positions: a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for a fixed period of 1 year on a full time basis, starting 1 April 2014 and a 3 year PhD scholarship starting as soon as possible.
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Research Fellow - HIV Community-Based Research Partnership - CLOSING SOON


Research Fellow - HIV community-based research partnership 
Health and Social Care 
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness

International Conference Travel Grants

The Foundation has an award scheme to support post-graduate students and early career researchers to present or co-present a medical sociology / sociology of health and illness paper at an appropriate international conference outside the UK. We will provide funding for registration, standard accommodation and travel costs up to a maximum of £900 to present at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Conference in Japan, 13-19 July 2014 or £600 to present at another international conference.  The approval of funds is dependent on the results a review process undertaken by the Trustees.
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Three research fellow posts for our West Midlands CLAHRC. Closing date 14/01/14
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PhD Studentship 2014

PhD Studentship (full-time/part-time, 3-5 years)

Open to applications from UK/EU citizens only, due to funding restrictions

“Selecting multisource feedback assessors in clinical teams: a social network analysis”: PUPSMD-0016R1

The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry (PU-PSMD) are seeking to attract PhD candidates of outstanding ability to join their exciting and rapidly expanding programme of
internationally-rated research.
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Improve your research skills in 2014? NatCen Learning spring programme now booking

We are pleased to let you know that NatCen Learning's Spring programme is now open for bookings. NatCen offers a great range of courses and events supporting personal and professional development in social research skills. Our events are facilitated by our expert research staff and provide a practical 'real world' insight into doing high quality social research. You can find out more about NatCen Learning and how we can support you and your team here:
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Short Courses in Systematic Reviews at the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare is pleased to announce dates for its 2014 Systematic Review Training Programmes: -

1.     Comprehensive systematic review training programme; 5 days; June 30th-July 4th (£850)

2.     Systematic reviews of quantitative evidence; 3 days; September 3rd-5th (£500)

3.     Systematic review of qualitative evidence; 3 days; September 10th-12th (£500)
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Vacancy for a Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University

The faculty of Political and Social Sciences (Ghent University) invites applications for a full-time position of postdoctoral researcher for the research project on (De)constructing health news: it is a temporary position for a two-year term, which can be renewed once.
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Studentship opportunities in Social Science and Health - Newcastle University

Do you fancy studying for a PhD within Health and Social Science?

Studentship opportunities in the area of Health & Social Science at Newcastle University have just been advertised.  Within the Institute of Health & Society we are responsible for the 'social science and health pathway'.  We are looking for excellent social science students or early career researchers who are interested in undertaking a PhD within a vibrant research institute.  These competitive awards are fully funded and give you a tax free maintenance grant of £13,726 per annum, your fees are fully paid and there is also a sum of £750 a year to help with training costs.
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Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford

The Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford is offering a range of qualitative research methods courses for the beginning of 2014. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

For further details about each course or to make a booking, please go to
Please pass the information on to anyone who might be interested and/or display it on your noticeboards.

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues on one or more of our courses in 2014.
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3 Lectureships at University of Newcastle, Australia

The School of Humanities & Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia, is currently seeking applicants for 3 full-time, continuing Lecturer positions in Sociology/Anthropology, including one Lecturer in Health Sociology. Details of all 3 positions can be found at:
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2 x RF posts for the School for Public Health Research

We are looking for 2 Research Fellow posts to join the NIHR School for Public Health Research team at LSHTM (SPHR@L) to work on a programme of research focused on evaluating local level interventions and policies in the UK.Full job details available at:
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3 PhD Studentships

The ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health (ICLS)  based at UCL  is recruiting 3 PhD students.   See

ICLS students apply social epidemiological perspectives to the study of relationships between social, psychological and biological factors as they develop over the life course and how they contribute to health, disease and wellbeing. Students will use quantitative techniques to conduct secondary analysis of longitudinal birth cohort and panel studies.

Closing date for application: 31 Jan 2014
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Research posts available at Cardiff SOCSI

We would like to bring to your attention two research posts available within Cardiff School of Social Sciences. The posts are a great opportunity to research initiatives designed to enhance the education and training of healthcare professionals and to work in an exciting research environment. Both posts are full time and fixed term for 2 years.
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New CLAHRC posts at Warwick

Research Fellow CLAHRC

Warwick Medical School

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Seeking EU research collaborators: Youth sexuality and gender identity and emotional wellbeing

Call for collaborators for European funding application

Research areas: youth self-harm; sexuality & gender identities; qualitative / mixed methods; emotional distress and wellbeing in contexts of school, health and social care, family, and on-line

We are based in Norway and the UK and would like  to collaborate with colleagues from other European countries.
If you would be interested in collaborating in research addressing these topic areas, please read on
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Vacancy: Post Doctoral Research Associate - Centre for Public Policy & Health

Post Doctoral Research Associate Vacancy - Centre for Public Policy & Health, Durham University
Responsible to: Professor David Hunter, Director, Centre for Public Policy and Health, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University (

Responsible for: research and administration related to a research project recently funded through the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
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Three new CLAHRC posts within UCL's Dept of Applied Health Research

Programme: NIHR CLAHRC North Thames
Contract: Fixed term (part time/full time)
Salary: UCL Grade 7/8
Closing date: 29/30 November
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Medical sociology/anthropology/qualitative research job in Bristol

Please see link below for a 5-yr SRF post in ethnography/qualitative social
science at Bristol University as part of the new CLAHRCsouthwest.
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Job vacancy: Associate Professor/Professor in Ageing and Health at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is currently seeking an Associate Professor/Professor in Ageing and Health. For more information and to apply, visit and search by the reference number 1769/1112.

REFERENCE NO. 1769/1112 
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Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science & Health - 2014

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College London is delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health. The certificate is aimed at social science and health researchers, professionals and practitioners who wish to develop their understanding and practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods. This programme is suitable for students from health, policy and government sectors, including those who conduct, manage and commission research.
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Assistant/Associate Professor –Social Behavioural Health Sciences, University of Toronto

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and will commence as early as July 1, 2014.

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New Post at Cambridge

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science
Philomathia Research Associate in Sociology
Vacancy Ref: JM01875
Annual salary scale: £27,854 - £36,298 p.a.
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Vacancy in Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, offers a:

Special Chair ‘Quality of Life, in particular of Deaf People’
For 7.6 hours per week (0.2 fte).
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Researcher post - LGBT Youth Suicide

Senior Research Associate, LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention Project

Salary: £31,331 to £36,298 
Closing Date: Monday 04 November 2013
Interview Date: Wednesday 27 November 2013 
Reference: A808
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Qualitative health researcher job opportunity Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Qualitative health researcher  (University of Edinburgh, Vacancy Ref 020868, Closing date 25h October 2013)

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Job opportunity - Cambridge

Social Scientist: Qualitative Research Associate

INTERVAL Study, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit

Salary: Grade 7, £27,854 - £36,298
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Research Fellow biomedicine/sports project University of Sussex, UK

The Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex, UK, invites applications for a Research Fellow to contribute to an ESRC-funded research project ‘Emerging intersections of biomedical technology and elite sport: institutions, practices and ethics’ undertaken in collaboration with Royal Holloway University of London and Swansea University. The position is fixed term 0.8 FTE for 30 months, or shorter period full-time by arrangement.
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Sociology/Criminology

A rare opportunity to combine cutting-edge teaching with cutting-edge research.

The Role
Kent is one of only a handful UK universities to be awarded a prestigious Nuffield Foundation/ESRC/Hefce ‘Q-Step’ grant to take quantitative social science teaching to new levels. We are investing over £2m in creative and inspiring teaching across the social sciences, and we are looking for new staff members to help build this alongside our existing team. Equally importantly, we are looking for excellence and ambition in research, and will provide both sufficient time and a thriving research environment to support this.
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18-Month Research Associate Post, ESRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing at King's College London

18 month Research Associate Post, ESRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) Research Consortium on the Impact of Extending Paid Work in Later Life on Health and Wellbeing

The Institute of Gerontology in the Department for Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College London invites applications for an 18 month Research Associate post funded by the Cross-Research Council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme (LLHW) Extending Working Lives Consortia, commencing January 2014.
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Health Foundation Doctoral Fellowships - Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University

The Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University, invites applications for two Doctoral Fellowships funded by the Health Foundation ( as part of their Improvement Science awards. The awards, which will fund research leading to a PhD, are designed to help create a sound theoretical, empirical and experiential knowledge base on improvement science.
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ESRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing PhD Studentship at King's College London

The Institute of Gerontology in the Department for Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College London invites applications for a fully funded three-year full-time ESRC PhD studentship, commencing January 2014.

Full-time ESRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) Research Consortium on the Impact of Extending Paid Work in Later Life on Health and Wellbeing PhD Studentship
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Latest Funding Information

Leverhulme Trust: Open from Sept 2013The 2014 round of the following schemes is currently open to applications:» Research Fellowships   Apply by 7 November 2013» International Academic Fellowships    Apply by 7 November 2013» Emeritus Fellowships    Apply by 6 February 2014» Study Abroad Studentships    Apply by 13 January 2014Health Services
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness New Award Schemes for 2013-14

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health Illness, the charity which owns the journal of that name, provides a number of award schemes to support the development of medical sociology / sociology of health and illness.
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CARDI Leadership Postdoctoral Fellowships in Healthy Ageing

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland today launched a programme to promote ageing research over the next three years. It will fund five top quality researchers to create the next generation of leaders in research on older people and ageing issues. 
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ESRC internship on age and ageing at the British Library

The following ESRC internship for a three-month period at the British Library has been announced. The closing date for all applications is 18 October 2013. 
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Critical Medical Humanities Workshop, 4-5 November, Durham University

Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities is hosting an intense, future-orientated and interdisciplinary symposium which may of interest to those working within the broad MedSoc community.

We invite 50 applicants to join us at Durham University for a special, two-day event, ‘Critical Medical Humanities’, a forum dedicated to new and emerging areas of interdisciplinary research. As well as offering an opportunity to meet with scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, the meeting will interrogate and reinvigorate concepts, practices, and institutions that shape our understandings of health, illness and embodied experience. Organised around five ‘critical’ areas, plenary sessions will open into working groups with opportunities to debate points of contention or agreement, and to discuss participants’ current and future projects.
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Reproduction Research - 2 early career fellowship posts

We would like to invite early career, post-doctoral researchers with an interest in social aspects of reproduction and reproductive technologies to apply for 2 posts currently being advertised at De Montfort University.
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MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) : Call for Applications

The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for:

Doctoral Fellowships (3 years) and Postdoctoral Fellowships (2 years) in aging research, starting in February 2014.
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Vacancy at De Montfort University: Lecturer 1 year fixed term (till August 2014)

The Division of Social Work & Health Studies is seeking to appoint to a fixed term contract to support delivery of its well-established health studies provision. This post presents an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience of teaching in higher education, working with an experienced, inter-professional and supportive staff group.
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Funding Opportunties

Deadline August – September 2013

New! Comic Relief: Invitation to Tender - Sainsbury's Fair Development Fund Monitoring and Evaluation Framework Comic Relief seeks a research institution or a team of consultants with entensive experience of developing monitoring, evalutation and learning (MEL) systems in the context of international development and work with the private sector. The institution and consultants will work with Comic Relief to co-develop the MEL framework of the second phase of the Sainsbury's Fair Development Fund, and to evaluate the Fund. EoI Deadline: 16 August 2013. Learn more »
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Senior Research Associate in Rehabilitation Sciences

The University of East Anglia has an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Research Associate in Rehabilitation Sciences.  For more information please follow the link below.
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Research Funding Opportunities

The All-Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration Academy (ASCCA) is pleased to announce funding for a number of PhD Fellowships in Social Care to commence in 2014. Applications are invited from eligible social care practitioners‚ managers and educators for up to 9 ASCCA funded fellowships. A minimum of two fellowships will be awarded to each of the collaborating Universities (Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea and the University of South Wales).

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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2012-13

We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2012-13.  The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and it is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200 awarded this year.  The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology.
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Health Foundation PhD Fellowship Awards in Improvement Science, King's Improvement Science, King's College, London

King’s Improvement Science has been awarded funding for two prestigious doctoral fellowships in the field of improvement science in healthcare. King’s College London is one of only eight leading centres in the UK chosen to host these fellowships by the Health Foundation, an independent charitable foundation that works to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.
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Lecturer in Sociology/Social Policy, Durham University

The Durham University's School of Applied Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a permanent Lecturer in Sociology/Social Policy.
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Lectureship (2 year fixed term)

Lecturer in Sociology (2 year fixed-term)

University of York, UK

The Department of Sociology wishes to appoint a 2 year fixed-term Lecturer
in Sociology to join our vibrant, research-intensive department.
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Cardiff PhD

Please see the link below for a PhD opportunity at Cardiff University:  
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Lectureship in Sociology, University of York

The Department of Sociology at the University of York, UK wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Sociology to join our vibrant, research-intensive department.
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PhD Studentship - interdisciplinary

I am delighted to let you know that a co-funded PhD studentship has been negotiated with Cornwall Council and that the project is multi-agency and interdisciplinary on the ‘troubled families agenda’ with a focus on social work and education.
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PhD opportunity

Please see below for details of a new funded (medical sociology) PhD studentship.  The studentship is linked to a new clinical trial examining radiotherapy in medical oncology interventions.
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NIHR PhD Studentship - Public Health Interventions for Healthy Ageing

The Liverpool and Lancaster Collaboration for Public Health Research (LiLaC), and the Department of Public Health and Policy of the University of Liverpool, are pleased to offer a PhD studentship which will contribute to the applied public health research programme of the National Institute for Health Research School of Public Health Research collaboration (SPHR).
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Deadline for Bursaries extended for MSc Social Research

The deadline has been extended to July 15th for full fee bursaries in MSc Social Research and associated programmes - see below.
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Do you have a social science degree and want to study further in health research?

Newcastle University are currently recruiting for their MSc in Social Science in Health Research.  This programme provides broad research training in contemporary social science methodology and methods, along with research skills specifically related to health, illness and health care. It is designed for students who want to progress to a PhD and/or research career.  It is an ESRC accredited masters and has excellent connections with our North East Doctoral Training Centre.
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Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

We are seeking to appoint a research fellow to undertake a qualitative study of the provision of early medical abortion. Using interviews, this CSO funded qualitative study will contribute to an evaluation of a new model for the provision of abortions within an integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health service (Chalmers Centre, Edinburgh). The research will compare the experience and provision of medical abortion services at Chalmers and a hospital-based clinic from patient and health care providers’ perspectives. 
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Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

The Harkness Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for mid-career professionals - academic researchers, government policymakers, clinicians, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists - from Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, to spend up to 12 months in the United States studying a critical issue on the health policy agenda, working with leading U.S. health policy experts, and gaining in-depth knowledge of not only the U.S. health care system, but also those of Fellows' home countries. The Commonwealth Fund also brings together the full class of Fellows throughout the year to participate in a series of policy and leadership seminars with U.S. health care leaders drawn from government, politics, health care organizations, and academia.
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Sociology of Health and Illness Journal: Call for Nominations to join Editorial Board

Interested in becoming a member of the Sociology of Health and Illness Editorial Board? Clink on the following link to complete the Nomination Form and return it by Wednesday 28th August 2013.
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University College London PhD Studentship: An exploration of the meaning of choice in the context of end of life care

UCL is offering an opportunity in the UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit. We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates for a 3 year PhD Studentship commencing in October 2013.

The position is funded for university fees and an annual stipend of approximately £18,000 per annum.
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MedSoc Conference 2013 - Funded places available

British Sociological Association
Thanks to successful conferences in recent years, the BSA Medical Sociology Group committee has been able to increase its support for a number of groups who may find it difficult to obtain funding for attendance at its annual conference.  For the 2013 annual conference, which will take place on 11-12 September at the University of York, a number of free places will be available (including registration, meals, accommodation and conference dinner):

*         20 free places for postgraduate students

*         12 free places for individuals who are unwaged, low-waged or working outside academia (e.g. sociologists in non-academic posts, in civil society organisations or service user groups, etc.)
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MSc Social Research Bursaries

The School of Social Science and Social Work is offering two full-time fee bursaries and two part-time fee bursaries for the MSc Social Research/MSc Social Research and Evaluation/MSc Social and Education Research in 2013/14.
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Funding available for social/behavioural research in cancer

The National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative aims, through a variety of means, to promote earlier diagnosis of cancer, increasing access to optimal treatment and thereby improving survival rates and reducing cancer mortality. Through the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), a consortium of funders (Cancer Research UK; Department of Health (England); Economic and Social Research Council; Health & Social Care R&D Division, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland; National Institute for Social Care and Health Research, Wales; Scottish Government) has come together to develop a third UK call for research proposals in awareness and early diagnosis of cancer.
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Funded PhD: Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners

An exciting opportunity has arisen for funded PhD student projects. Applications are invited from candidates who are interested in applying to study for a PhD in the Institute of Health & Welfare Research at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. The Institute brings together interdisciplinary research within biomedical science, health care professions and social sciences. The PhD studentships are aligned with the strategic research themes of the institute; Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease, Environmental & Occupational Health and Mental & Neurological Health.
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Job Vacancies

Aston University, Birmingham is looking to recruit to 3 posts in sociology and policy.

Two at either lecturer or senior lecturer and also a fixed term maternity leave cover.
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Job Vacancy. Research Associate in Patient and Public Involvement


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Improvement Science PhD studentships - application deadline 26/04/13

The Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning at Nottingham University Business School, in partnership with The Health Foundation, is offering 4 funded Improvement Science PhD studentships, covering full tuition fees, tax-free living expenses and research expenses. These PhD studentships are aligned to a national programme to increase the research capacity in the field of improvement science, and are open to Home/EU applicants only.
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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2012 - 13

We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2012-13.  The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and It is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200.  The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology.
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Barbara Rosenblum Dissertation Scholarship

Call for Applications - SWS Dissertation Scholarship
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PhD Studentship - Social Aspects of Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

De Montfort University -Reproduction Research Group, Faculty of Health and Life Science

Starting October 2013
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ESRC Doctoral Studentships in health related social sciences – Recruiting now for October 2013 University of Warwick

The ESRC Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Warwick covers a range of subjects and interdisciplinary training pathways. There are two  social science health related pathways – Health and the Environment and Health and Social Care. Applicants are invited to apply both through Warwick Graduate School and through the webpage below. We are now inviting applications for ESRC Doctoral Studentships, starting from October 2013 onwards. The funding covers fees, maintenance stipend and support for training.
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King's ESRC studentships in health policy, effectiveness & evaluation 2013

ESRC Studentships for September 2013 are available at King’s College London, in the thematic area Health Policy, Effectiveness & Evaluation (HPE) (  HPE is part of the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-<>DTC), and it encompasses three broad pathways:
•         Health System Effectiveness
•         Evidence for Health Policy
•         Health Economics

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Postdoctoral research job at Nottingham

Research Fellow - University of Nottingham

£27,578 - £34,895 per annum

We are pleased to invite applications for the above post based in the Centre for Applied Bioethics, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham. The post is funded under a Leverhulme Programme grant entitled 'Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities'. The post represents an exciting opportunity to work on an innovative interdisciplinary research project with the primary aim of producing high quality academic journal articles and related outputs.
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PhD studentships at the Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

The Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh is currently advertising a PhD scholarship. Two of the projects on offer are sociological, the first of which is led by Dr Martyn Pickersgill and the second by Professor Julia Lawton. Brief details are provided below. The deadline for applications is 11 January 2013. Please note that there are several projects advertised under this scheme; only the two below are sociological. One studentship will be awarded across the range of projects to the best overall candidate. We therefore welcome applications from outstanding social scientists, preferably with a Master's level qualification in a relevant subject.
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ESRC PhD STUDENTSHIP 2013: Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome and the British Coronial System

Applications are being sought for a prestigious (1+3 or +3) full time PhD Studentship, to be based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, to begin in October 2013. 
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